Last Updated February 21, 2021 2/21/2021

4 Coolest Airbnbs in Philadelphia

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When most people take a trip to Philadelphia, they stay in hotels that are conveniently located near tourist attractions, business conference centers, or familiar areas. But to get a more local experience in the city and make your trip especially unique, you can also stay in an Airbnb property in one of Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods. This is a great way to get to know the city, explore local attractions and enjoy a little more space to yourself. Here are some of the coolest Airbnbs in Philadelphia to consider for your next East Coast trip.

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Modern Loft in Landmark Building Bedroom of the modern loft
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Bedroom of the modern loft

Modern Loft in Landmark Building

You can also stay in a modern loft designed by Edward E Agoos when you visit Philadelphia’s Loft District if you choose Ina and Ray’s property. It’s ideal for one or two guests and has one bedroom and one bathroom. You’ll have the whole apartment, backyard, and outdoor patio to yourself. Your stay includes access to all kitchen appliances and a parking spot.

Retro Restored: 1973 AirStream in Private Yard View of the airstream
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View of the airstream

Retro Restored: 1973 AirStream in Private Yard

If you love the idea of owning a vintage Airstream, why not try staying in an Airbnb version of one first? Kristyn’s 1973 Airstream accommodates two guests with one bedroom, three beds, and one bathroom. It’s a 26-foot camper in a private yard and that has a private patio, hammock, fire pit, and working kitchen. Adventurous couples love this Airbnb because it’s close to the Fairmount Park trails. The hosts live nearby in the 19th-century carriage house.

Glamping on the water, Bridge View, Great Location View from the glamping boat
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View from the glamping boat

Glamping on the water, Bridge View, Great Location

Another excellent boat-style Airbnb belongs to J’Anna and accommodates two guests with one bedroom and one bathroom with an onboard camping toilet (but no shower). The Love ‘Ark has a custom-built cabin on top of a 25-foot boat hull and is perfect for adventurous travelers. From here, you’ll get excellent bridge views and feel safe with the private gated entrance. Look in the fridge and pantry for complimentary breakfast items, and for your comfort, air conditioning and electric heaters are provided.

The Barbershop: A Historic Storefront Kitchen in Barbershop apartment
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Kitchen in Barbershop apartment

The Barbershop: A Historic Storefront

Although hair isn’t cut here anymore, Denise’s studio apartment on Airbnb used to be a barbershop in the early 1900s. It still has a lot of charm to it today in the Bella Vista neighborhoods. This part of Philly is walkable, safe, and beautiful. Inside, you’ll find 12-foot ceilings and wrought-iron chandeliers. This smaller space is ideal for two guests because it’s a studio with one queen-size bed and one bathroom. In the kitchen, you’ll find spices and oils, a microwave, and a French press. And within two blocks, you can walk to cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars. Guests here also have access to a hairdryer, playing cards, books, Apple TV with Netflix, and a record player with a vinyl collection.

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